Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Physical Traits

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a woodpecker that drills into trees to capture the sap and insects found there. Both males and females are striking with their black and white coloring and some light yellow coloring on the belly. The male has a red cap and throat while the female only has a red cap.


The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker can be found in the forest. They nest in tree cavities prepared by the male.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a sap and insect eater but may come to backyards with new-growth woods or if you have young birch or maple trees.

States and Regions Found

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker breeds in Northern United States and Canada. They migrate south to southern United States and Mexico in the winter.